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Iraqi Depositors ‘Trapped’ In Iranian Banking System

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Abbas Sarhan. The Iranian banking system was seen as an attractive alternative to Iraq’s shaky financial institutions. But a recent, drastic devaluation in the Iranian rial means Iraqi […]

Iran says IS Resurgence could Hamper Iraq Oil Deal

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Islamic State (IS) appears to be staging a comeback in parts of Iraq, which could endanger the country’s oil deal with Iran. Hamid Hosseini, the Iranian secretary-general of […]

Iran exports Steel Rebar to Iraq

Iran’s South Rouhina Steel Complex has reportedly sent 500 tons of rebar to Iraq. The Iranian trade attaché to Iraq, Naser Behzad, is quoted by IRNA as saying that the consignment was worth $250,000. ‘Exports to Iran have paved the way for sending standard goods,’ he said. South Rouhina Steel Complex has the capacity to […]

China, Iraq are Iran’s Biggest Non-Oil Customers

By John Lee. Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPOI) has issued data showing that five countries — China, Iraq, UAE, South Korea and India — accounted for 68.7 percent of Iran’s total non-oil exports in the first five months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20-Aug. 22). Total non-oil exports (including gas condensate) fell 5 percent […]

Iran, Iraq Agree to Build Kirkuk Pipeline

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Tehran and Baghdad have reached an initial agreement to build a pipeline that would export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran. Iran and Iraq are ready to promote their cooperation in the area of energy, Zanganeh said on Sunday after a meeting with his […]

Iran to Build New Gas Export Pipeline to Iraq

By John Lee. The Planning Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said that Iran has started work on the second pipeline for exports of natural gas from Iran to Iraq. Hassan Montazer Torbati (pictured) said construction of the pipeline to south Iraq had begun on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract. The first pipeline […]

PKK “planning to Sell Oil trough Iran”

By John Lee. BasNews reports that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is planning to extract crude oil in the border areas it controls in the Kurdistan Region and transport it to Iran by truck. According to some local sources, a PKK team is building a new 5-km road across the border areas of Kurdistan Region […]

India Imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on Iranian PTA

By John Lee. India has reportedly imposed anti-dumping duty in the range of US$ 85.87 to 168.76 per MT on imports of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) from China PR, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan. According to Business Standard News, the move follows petitions filed by domestic industry alleging dumping of goods into the country. (Source: […]

France’s Total to Develop Shared Oilfield in Iraq

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly signed an agreement with France’s Total to develop the South Azadegan oil field, which is shares with Iraq. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh (pictured) is quoted as saying that both parties have agreed to keep the details of agreement confidential, adding that the French firm is now “studying its […]

Iran, Iraq Discuss Cooperation in Oil Sector

By John Lee. Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi [Adil Abd Al-Mahdi] met with Mr. Kamal Kharrazi, the Head of the Foreign Relations Strategic Council in the office Mr. Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Iran. At the meeting on Tuesday they discussed development of relations in the energy sector. (Source: Iraqi Ministry of […]

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World Leaders Condemn Attack on Refugee Camp

By John Lee. The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the attack last week on Camp Hurriya (Camp Liberty), near the Baghdad International Airport, which left at least 26 residents dead and many more wounded. The attack reportedly also caused casualties among the Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of the Camp. The Secretary-General called on […]